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This multimedia gallery represents a collection of high-quality images, videos, webcams, posters, presentations, and documents produced by the Water Resources Mission Area.

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A USGS technician measures the overflow of water on a flooded roadway
March 31, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Forestburg, SD

USGS Dakota Water Science Center hydrologic technician Mark Brazones is using a handheld acoustic meter to measure the road overflow at the James River near Forestburg, SD. 

U.S. River Conditions for Water Year 2018 carousel
March 18, 2019

U.S. River Conditions for Water Year 2018 carousel

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages for Water Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage to the wettest. There is also an indicator for gages that are flooding, but it is noted that both USGS gage height and National Weather Service flood stage levels are

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USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River
March 17, 2019

USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River

USGS technician Chris Broz helps take water measurements on the Big Sioux River during record flooding in March, 2019.

Flooding on the Big Sioux River, March 2019
March 17, 2019

USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River

USGS technician Chris Broz helps take water measurements on the Big Sioux River during record flooding in March, 2019.

Spring flooding on the Big Sioux River
March 17, 2019

USGS takes water measurements during Big Sioux flooding

USGS scientists and technicians took water measurements during flooding on the Big Sioux River near Jefferson, SD in March 2019. Measurements for this site were 52,000 cfs at a gage height of 40.14 ft. More information about this USGS streamgage is available at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/sd/nwis/uv?site_no=

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Flooding on the Big Sioux River, Iowa
March 17, 2019

USGS crews respond to flooding on the Big Sioux River

USGS scientists and technicians took water measurements during flooding on the Big Sioux River near Hawarden, Iowa in March 2019.

USGS technician stands next to a boat on a flooded and debris-filled landscape
March 17, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Akron, IA

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

A USGS technician sits in a boat as he deploys a water measuring device to measure floodwaters
March 17, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

A USGS technician deploys a water measurement tool from a bridge to measure floodwaters
March 16, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River, Hawarden, IA

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

March 16, 2019

Spring 2019 Flooding - Big Sioux River

After record flooding on the Big Sioux River, USGS crews mobilized to take important water measurements.

Photo of USGS scientist walking across snowy field with trees and groundwater well in the background.
March 12, 2019

USGS Groundwater Monitoring in Winter

Groundwater science doesn't take a winter vacation! In this photo, USGS hdyrologic technician Jeffrey Kinsey is snowshoeing to a USGS groundwater monitoring site in Maine. USGS scientists visit USGS groundwater observation wells year-round to measure water levels and maintain equipment. You can view or download USGS groundwater-level data from the

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March 12, 2019

U.S. River Conditions for Water Year 2018

This is an animation showing the changing conditions of USGS streamgages for Water Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018). The conditions shown range from the driest condition seen at a gage to the wettest. There is also an indicator for gages that are flooding, but it is noted that both USGS gage height and National Weather Service flood stage levels are

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